TA158300- Fall 2020-CIS*1500 Introduction to Programming

Teaching Assistant Work Assignment
Posting Details
Type of Work Assignment and Bargaining Unit: 
GTA, Unit 1
Academic Unit: 
School of Computer Science
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2020
This Work Assignment(s) may be assigned to fulfill the terms and conditions of a guaranteed Job Security Period: 
N/A
Course Details
Course Number: 
CIS*1500
Course Name: 
Introduction to Programming
Course Format: 
In-Class
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
The total number of assignments is a low estimate of the number of available appointments. The final number may be higher and it will depend on class enrolment at the time of assignment. Due to the dynamic nature of the response to the novel coronavirus moving into the upcoming semester, the following additional requirements and information are imposed: * Course format: When applying for this work assignment, please be aware that the course is being delivered in a format conducive to the current guidance of the provincial and federal government. Courses offered in-class may be required to pivot to alternate delivery format in the case that requirements placed on the University and its employees by public health bodies, local, provincial and federal governments necessitate such a mid-semester transition. Should this occur, TAs will be required to continue to support the course in its alternate format. * Location/Availability: Work location will vary based on current guidance. Applicants must be aware of this and available to support a course in formats such as: Distance Education, in-person, or alternative delivery format. At the time of this posting, the guidance from provincial and federal bodies indicates an alternative or DE format is likely. Applicants should indicate their availability for each scenario, if possible. * Candidates will be required to work remotely, primarily via the University’s CourseLink system, during regular University instructional hours (8:30 AM to 10:00 PM EST), or as required specifically by the teaching duties imposed.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
140
Level of Appointment for GTA, GSA-1 UTA(s)
The following is an estimate of number and levels of available appointments at the time of posting. This may change (increase or decrease) at the time of assignment contingent on departmental needs.
This Posting includes Multiple Work Assignments: 
No
Number of Available 0.5 (70 hour) Work Assignments: 
1
Number of Available 0.75 (105 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Number of Available Full 1.0 (140 hour) Work Assignments: 
0
Total Number (Load) of Assignment(s) Available: 
1
Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Orientation-Training
Office Hours
Preparation
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Conducting Labs/Seminars
Meetings
Invigilating Exams
Grading
Other Duties (specify below)
Other Duties Described: 
• Lead laboratory sessions and help students during sessions. • Write solutions for labs well in advance of lab sessions. • Monitor course discussion forum and respond to student questions. • Monitor the support queue and complete any tasks assigned via that queue. • Hold oral examinations during the course.
Qualifications
Required Qualifications: 
• Must have successfully completed CIS*2500. • Proficient in C coding using command line gcc, gdb and editors. • Proficient with command line operation of a Linux operating system. • Must have excellent written skills and be able to effectively critique (in writing) student assignments. • The ability to communicate computer science concepts to students effectively, both in written form and verbally.
Preferred Qualifications: 
• Familiarity with support queue/ticketing systems. • Familiarity with learning management systems and online forums. • Have taken advanced computer programming courses, including system design and data structures. • Previous experience supporting this or similar course. • Demonstrated knowledge of the subject area through course development or having taken a similar undergraduate course.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
See duties and qualifications above, as well as WebAdvisor for lecture and lab days and times.
Period of the Work Assignment (Start Date and End Date): 
September 8, 2020 to December 24, 2020
Wage Rate (per hour, per semester, per Full-load 1.0 Work Assignment): 
GTA MIN. $42.31/hr (pending collective bargaining; effective 2019/20)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Monday, August 10, 2020
Posting Email Contact: 
socspost@uoguelph.ca
Hiring Contact Information: 
Joshua Lange Instructional Support Coordinator jlange@uoguelph.ca

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